This article is sponsored by Mojo Health.
At the current rates of pollution there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by the year 2050.
And with the average person contributing 690 kilograms of waste a year to our landfills, it’s time we took a hard look at our buying habits.
Australians are the second highest producers of waste per person in the world. The amount of waste placed in landfill each year in Australia is enough to cover the state of Victoria.
The good news is that we can all easily reduce the amount of plastic packaging we are contributing – simply by shopping a little more mindfully. There are loads of awesome products out there that help our planet – and look good while they do it!
Mojo Health are giving away a ZeroBox packed full of these goodies.
To enter, upload a photo of how you ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’. The 5 best entries will win a ZeroBox valued at $58.80!
Check out the contents below and enter below for your chance to win your own ZeroBox.
“ZeroBox which is an easy way for people to start making changes and work towards becoming zero waste,” says creator Sonya Todd-Jones.
“My idea is to create a new box every couple of months with each item to either be from recycled materials, reusable, recyclable or biodegradable, fair trade or environmentally-friendly manufacturing.”
Deer Daisy greeting card
These cards are printed using 100% recycled materials including vegetable-based inks, which come from natural, renewable vegetable oils including soy bean and coconut – much kinder to our environment than regular ink.
Greeting cards are printed by eco-printers Words With Heart, who support Green Electricity and do not use toxic chemicals.
Deer Daisy also donate a percentage of their sales to Rainforest Rescue who are working hard to protect some of the most bio-diverse rainforests in the world, and to help fund education days for women and girls in developing countries.
Ever Eco Metal Straws (pack of 4)
Sip sustainably with Ever Eco Metal Straws, reusable stainless steel drinking straws that are crafted from #304 food-grade stainless steel.
The humble plastic straw is one of the worst culprits when it comes to environmental damage. In USA alone, 500 million straws are used every single day and then discarded into landfill.
Plastic can take hundreds, sometimes thousands of years to actually break down. Consider this: every straw you have ever used and thrown away probably still exists somewhere.
Fully biodegradable but sturdy enough for a long life, these 100% cotton string shopping bags are a funky yet environmentally conscious alternative to plastic bags.
Australians use an estimated 5 billion plastic bags a year - that's over 20 million new bags being used every single day. Of them, 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year. It’s time to #BanTheBag!
Aside from the amount of waste created, plastic bags are made from non-renewables including crude oil, gas and coal. According to an Environment Australia report, nine plastic checkout bags contain enough embodied petroleum energy to drive a car a distance of one kilometre.
Enjoy your water while looking after the ocean it came from with a BPA-free reusable water bottle.
There’s plenty of reasons to quit plastic bottled water. It can take up to three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water. Most bottled water is packaged in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles which comes from crude oil. It can take 250 millilitres of oil to produce one litre of bottled water.
Besides – it’s expensive. Over 90% of the cost of a water bottle can be traced back to the bottle, lid and label. You can save a lot of money by drinking tap water – not to mention, the planet!
Go Bamboo toothbrush
This toothbrush’s handle is made from sustainable bamboo which is fully compostible for when it’s time to upgrade. The soft bristle is made from recyclable nylon, and the entire thing is 100% BPA free. BPA has been linked to endometriosis and even breast cancer due to its disturbance to our sex hormones.
Go Bamboo offer a range of award-winning, zero-waste products for everyday use. Made from natural bamboo, their products and packaging are non-toxic, biodegradable and recyclable. They’re a much better alternative to plastic toothbrushes.
Apiwraps are reusable beeswax kitchen wraps that are at once practical and eco-friendly. They are a fantastic alternative to plastic containers which can be laden with BPA, and cling wrap which is easily discarded.
The wraps are made from beeswax, which creates a water-tight seal – though not air-tight, so the food can still breathe. Beeswax has traditionally been used to store cheese because it seals in moisture but relieves build up.
Sold in packs of three or four, Apiwraps have a shelf life of 12 months, but can be used to wrap up your goodies for up to three years from opening. Imagine how much less plastic you will have used in that time!
This article is sponsored by Mojo Health.